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Sometimes, you need to take a break from everything and look at cute animal photos to make you happy. We’re not saying pictures of adorable animals can solve all the world’s problems, but they sure help to put a smile on our faces and remind us that animals make the world a better place.
That said, here are eleven cute animal pictures to brighten your day. And who knows, you might just take one of these shots in real life!
This cute white lion has got enough of the day and just wants to take a break from all the hubbub. An interesting fact about this breed is that they aren't albinos; they just don't have enough pigmentation to have the same markings as their near relatives.
This miniature poodle puppy is all set for bed, and it's only waiting for a good night pat from you! Although it might sound ridiculous, dogs are very sensitive to small interactions like this. Due to their heightened senses, they are adept at reading the body language of the people around them, especially their fur parents.
This sweet Vietnamese piglet has the best day, free roaming in the grassy fields. Who can deny the cuteness of such a sweetie?
This adorable Maine Coon seems to have gotten himself stuck on the roof. Cats love going to nigh-inaccessible places a lot, but although they are known for having nine lives, they can get themselves insured by jumping too high. This is often seen among felines with the high-rise syndrome.
This charming hedgehog may enchant you with its cuteness, but take care of its spikes as they pack quite the punch! They roll themselves into a deadly ball to deter any would-be attackers. After all, who likes a dinner full of needles?
These two pups show how good life can be when you have a friend to play with! For those curious, these babies are English Beagles, a well-loved and cute puppy dog breed that has seen consistent praise from our site. They're known for being very smart.
Nothing gives happiness quite like seeing a relaxed, blissful sloth excitedly hanging from a tree branch, and that's exactly what we have here! Sloths are well-known for their slowness, making them no less cute than other animals.
These two fox kits show the beauty and majesty of nature at its finest. This scene is rare, considering how much their numbers have been dwindling. Luckily, many organizations and foundations are set to support revitalizing the fox population.
Double the bunnies, double the charm. These cuddle buddies hang out together in a tight display of what could only be called love. Aside from the warmth they get from each other, these bunnies also cuddle to invoke a sense of safety and comfort.
This waddling is just as bright as the day; they are ready to explore the world enthusiastically! If you're curious to know why ducks waddle on land, it's actually because they can't maintain balance very well due to their webbed feet, which were originally designed for swimming.
This list isn't complete without the infamous red panda! Like their cousin, the giant panda, they love having bamboo on their everyday diet. Unfortunately, and also like the giant panda, they are considered an endangered species due to habitat loss, poaching, and people who illegally trade them as pets.
Before you take any pictures of these cutie animals, you need to understand them. That means learning how they behave, their habits, and what they like and don't like. Knowing these will help you get on better terms with them, and thus, you can prioritize their needs even more.
No matter their origin, whether they are wild or not, all animals deserve respect and space in their home. You must avoid getting too close to them since it can startle them or make loud noises and other disruptions. By maintaining some distance between them, you keep both them and your well-being safe from any accidents.
They also require a lot of time, which equals patience. Plenty of the animals on our list aren't very cooperative, such as the red foxes and the lions. Trying to force them into poses for your internet clicks is unethical and could be downright suicidal.
You also have to avoid messing with their daily routines and environment. One of the most important things to remember is to never, ever feed wildlife, as this can condition them to look for more human interaction. As for domestic pets, always get permission from their owners first to avoid triggering accidental allergies or other mishaps.
Respecting their physical and emotional well-being should be paramount to any nature lovers. Avoid being handsy with wild animals, and practice gentleness when taking selfies with kittens and other pets. By keeping all these in mind, you can click your way into responsible and ethical photography!
Yes, they are!
You can use one from your phone or whatever is available to you. Still, if you want more professional-looking pictures, it might be good to invest in better equipment.
As long as you don't startle or bother them, then it's ok.